‘Baba Faleti played the role of my father’ – Nollywood filmmaker


‘Baba Faleti played the role of my father’ – Nollywood filmmaker

By True Nollywood Stories

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A film producer and critic, Kayode Ogundaisi, has described Adebayo Faleti, as a source of inspiration to many others in the industry.

He added that Faleti played a major role in his career which makes his departure render him an orphan.

In a tribute to the performer, he wrote:

The last of my biological parents, my mum, passed on in 1979 to join my father who had earlier transited from mother earth in 1976. Papa Adebayo Faleti and the late Buky Ajayi played my rich and aristocratic parents in the 1999 movie, Hostess, featuring Gloria Anozie-Young, Clarion Chukwurah, Yomi Obileye and myself in the lead roles.

The production overran its budget and being my first venture after leaving my corporate job with Xerox, this posed a major financial challenge to me. Papa Faleti (and late aunty Buky) were the first to volunteer the unpaid balance of their fees. Feeling jittery about how to cope with life after the security of guaranteed monthly salary, Papa guided me with his own story of life after his exit from the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State, BCOS.

Aside our common Oyo ancestry, we both spotted the same Oyo facial mark, which made him a natural to play the role of my father. All the credits so far attributed to him weren’t undeserved but much more so. What remains unknown or so far unspoken about was that the late Ade Love’s first (own movie) Ija Ominira (Fight for Freedom) was based on his novel, Omo Olokun Esin and his various single-handed conciliatory roles he played to settle the inevitable professional squabbles among our founding theatre lords.

The production overran its budget and being my first venture after leaving my corporate job with Xerox, this posed a major financial challenge to me. Papa Faleti (and late aunty Buky) were the first to volunteer the unpaid balance of their fees. Feeling jittery about how to cope with life after the security of guaranteed monthly salary, Papa guided me with his own story of life after his exit from the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State, BCOS.

Aside our common Oyo ancestry, we both spotted the same Oyo facial mark, which made him a natural to play the role of my father. All the credits so far attributed to him weren’t undeserved but much more so. What remains unknown or so far unspoken about was that the late Ade Love’s first (own movie) Ija Ominira (Fight for Freedom) was based on his novel, Omo Olokun Esin and his various single-handed conciliatory roles he played to settle the inevitable professional squabbles among our founding theatre lords.

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